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Asparagus with pine nut salsa

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Asparagus with pine nut salsa

Starter Serves 4 40 min
Its season is short but sweet so while aspargus is here it should be the star of the show. This bright and delicate asparagus with salsa verde recipe makes a great vegetarian starter or part of a mezze summer lunch. The main tip? Avoid overcooking asparagus or it'll get limp and mushy. You can find more aspargus cooking ideas here.

Ingredients

  • bunch asparagus
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 hardboiled egg, finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp tarragon, chopped
  • ½ tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Cook the asparagus.
  • Step 2

    Mix together the pine nuts, onion, garlic clove, hardboiled egg, tarragon, parsley, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Step 3

    Pour over asparagus to serve.